Saturday, October 22, 2005

Philippians 2:3

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Philippians 2:3

In a scripture of the day earlier this week, I was talking about Alma 5:54 which says, in part, "will ye persist in supposing that ye are better one than another." ... So, this kind of struck me when I read it today, because it tells us that we should, in fact, be doing the exact opposite.  We should be valuing others more than we value ourselves... not to say that we should become doormats or something, but instead of being prideful and selfish, worrying all the time about how we're going to pull our lives out of our current tailspin, we could be helping other people out of *their* tailspins. :)  Not only would it be following God's commandments (see above), which is always a good thing, but it would also be so much more fun than wallowing in our own problems. We have so much more perspective when we aren't looking at ourselves. :)

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